Last weekend was the 35th London Marathon, it started way back in 1981. I was running for the 5th time, having first raced London in 2001 whilst working an internship in the city. I had a pretty good race all things considered, finishing in 2:46:30 which was close to my best (2:44:31). I was feeling pretty good up to about 18 miles, but started feeling quite sick from around 6 miles to the finish. I put that down to the energy drink and gel I took, and am quite tempted to try running on just water, or maybe 1 energy drink in the future. The ballot for the 2016 race opens on Monday 4th May, and it’s worth entering early (ie soon after midnight) as in recent years it’s closed within a matter of a few hours!